Danish energy company European Energy has unveiled the biggest solar farm built to date in the Baltics. When the construction is fully finalised, the solar farm will have a capacity of 65 megawatts (MW).
The expectation is that the solar farm will be connected to the grid in the last quarter of 2023 and it will located in the municipality of Anyksciai, where European Energy in 2021 started construction of a 50 MW wind farm.
“It is a milestone for European Energy to have reached so far in pushing the renewable energy development in Lithuania,” said Tadeusas Konkovskis, country manager of Lithuania for European Energy. “We are happy that together with the help of our local partners in Anyksciai and the Lithuanian government, we can implement this.”
When fully operational the solar farm will have more than 140,000 installed solar panels and its total output will be 90,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) per year, which corresponds to the electricity consumption of around 24,000 households in Europe.
“Our goal in Lithuania is to support the transition into a green economy, to contribute to the energy independence of all Baltics countries as well as the implementation of global goals related to climate change,” said Knud Erik Andersen, CEO of European Energy. “Therefore, we are constantly investing to further strengthen the renewable energy sector of Lithuania.”
European Energy has to date invested more than 460 million euros in developing renewable energy projects in Lithuania. In total, the company plans to invest more than 1.6 billion euros in wind and solar farms with a total capacity of more than 1,600 MW.